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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

Inmate Salathiel Pointer was arrested by Sioux Falls Police and was returned to the South Dakota State Penitentiary early this morning.

State Prison Inmate Placed On Escape Status

Inmate Salathiel Pointer was supposed to return to the Sioux Falls Community Work Center on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary late this afternoon following the job furlough. Escape procedures were enacted once Pointer failed to return at the designated time.

Brookings County Man Indicted for Aggravated Battery of an Infant

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Abigail Howard announced today that Allen T. Smith, 21, Brookings has been indicted on one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.

Names Released in Codington County Fatal Crash

SOUTH SHORE, S.D. ? A 52-year-old Stockholm, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore.

Governor Appoints Transportation Commissioner - Sen. Vehle

State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist announces that former Sen. Mike Vehle of Mitchell has been appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to fill a vacant seat on the South Dakota Transportation Commission.

I-90 ? Exit 14 ? I-90 Closure with Detour and Bridge Demolition

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that starting the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, Interstate 90 in both directions will be closed for six nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. between the off and on ramps of Exit 14.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Bills Into Law

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law this morning. HB 1007, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding inspection affidavits for amusement rides.

Grants Available for Tree Planting

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has grant funds available to communities that lost trees during storm events.

Four Reappointed to State Conservation Commission

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has reappointed Doug Hansen of Webster, Wayne Bunge of Rapid City, Charlie Moe of Rosebud and Aaron Kiesz of Aberdeen to the State Conservation Commission.

Spring Load Restriction Report #6

A spring load restriction report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over load restriction signs in place. For further information or a copy of a Spring Load Restriction Map, please contact the DOT at 605-773-3571. Spring Load Limit Information may also be found on the Internet at: http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/

Governor's Column: Steps Forward In Mental Health

A significant number of Americans struggle with mental illness. For many the struggle is silent. Some experience short-term mental health problems. It?s not uncommon for individuals temporarily to face mild forms of mental illness at some point during their lives.

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard will attend the 2017 National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.

Codington County Fatal Crash

SOUTH SHORE, S.D. ? One man died and another man was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore.

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